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CNN
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
obama saying it is a very, very good sign. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> the old rate, 8.1%. the new number, 7.8%. that's the best since barack obama took office and it's certainly positive news for his re-election hopes because no president has been re-elected with an unemployment rate above 8% since roosevelt in the 1830s. erin herself has made this point many times. >> the unemployment rate may be high, but the the absolute number is not what matters when it comes to getting re-elected. that's about to trend. every president running since world war ii has won when the rate was falling and lost when it was going up. best example, get ready. >> it's morning again in america. today, more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country's history. with interest rates at about half the record highs of 1980. >> yeah, you know what ad was for. that was ronald reagan, who won the election with a rate of 7.4%. so, the question is, can mr. obama win one like the giper or is the number still bad enoug
CNN
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
now. > "outfront" next, the unemployment rate fas to the lowest levels since president obama took office. we'll tell you why that number matters and why it might not matter that much. plus, the fighover the middle class. mitt romney makes a sudden appeal, but is it going to work? and new questions about the lack of security in libya after a terrorist attack there killed four americans. tonight, e-mail evidence that the state department rejected a security request. let's go "outfront." "outfront" tonight, the war over work. a new jobless number and renewed claims from both presidential candidates about what it means. first, president obama saying it is a very, very good sign. >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. >> the old rate, 8.1%. the new number, 7.8%. that's the best since barack obama took office and it's certainly positive news for his re-election hopes because no president has been re-elected with an unemployment rate above 8% since roosevelt in the 1830s. erin herself has made this point many times. >>
MSNBC
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. here's the bottom line. the september rate is lower than the unemployment rate when barack obama took office in 2009 of january of that year right out of the bat. today where's the dow? the dow-jones industrial average hit a five-year high. stocks are doing better than they were before the economic crash of 2008. more people are working today than when president obama was inaugurated. you know, when they were having the secret meeting about how they were going to make him fail. it's not all sunshine and roses out there. we'll admit that. the jobs situation in america has improved under president obama's watch. now of course unless you are a hard core right winger. according to them, these unemployment numbers, you know what they are? they are a conspiracy. they're a conspiracy to re-elect the president of the united states. >> there is widespread mistrust of this report and these numbers because there are clear contradictions. >> i guarantee when this is revised the unemployment rate would be back above 8%. >> oh, how convenient that the rate drops below 8% for the first time in
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
job. if the unemployment rate were at what president obama promised us, if we passed the stimulus, he said 5.3%. 8.5 more million people would be back to work. >> you know, that's one argument, but it didn't answer my question. do you believe what certain people are coming out and saying that these numbers have been manipulated? >> i accept the numbers as they are. the economic recovery and job creation is being led by red state republican governors. president obama did not focus on job creation. job creation is also tied to spending and deficits. he gave us $16 trillion in debt. so while we do see an improvement in job creation, it's not what it should be. the red state governors are leading it. and if president obama were following their lead, the national mood and economy would be much, much better right now. >> do you think that conspiracy theories such as being said across the country right now, do you that damages mitt romney? it's getting a lot of play nationwide. it really is. you can't take that away. do you think that's damaging? >> people are entitled to their opinion.
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
down. good news for president obama. the unemployment rate dropping. lou dobbs on that. the rumble in d.c. tomorrow. stewart and i will go at it. gut field and mcguirk going to analyze up ahead. s rudy. his morninstarts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pil. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brin more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >> bill: good news for president obama. the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%. 117,000 jobs added in september. many say that's a
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
news for president obama. the unemployment rate dropping. lou dobbs on that. the rumble in d.c. tomorrow. stewart and i will go at it. gut field and mcguirk going to analyze up ahead. >> bill: good news for president obama. the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%. 117,000 jobs added in september. many say that's a sign the economy has turned around with us now is lou dobbs. you say. >> it's not a sign that things are turning around. it's good news for president obama. 7.8%. getting into the 7s is very important for him. so that's very good news for him. unfortunately, it does really describe the state of unemployment and real pain in country. 23 million americans have remained unemployed or given up hope of being employed. >> i heard people like barack obama say the numbers were cooked, were fixed. former ceo of g.e. >> jack welch. >> jack welch say they were fixed or something? >> he said definitely those guys from chicago they can't debate so they're cooking the books. >> bill: do you take that seriously? >> no. i do not take it seriously. i have to say jack welch gave us a
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
president obama. the unemployment rate dropping. lou dobbs on that. the rumble in d.c. tomorrow. stewart and i will go at it. gut field and mcguirk going to analyze up ahead. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold... i took dayquil, but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] truth is, dayquil doesn't work on runny noses. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have an antihistamine. really? [ male announcer ] really. alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms, plus has a fast acting antihistamine to relieve your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] try new alka-seltzer plus severe allergy to treat allergy symptoms, plus sinus congestion, and pain. is i can follow all my sports... catch the latest breaking news... keep in touch with friends... follow the financial headlines... find a great restaurant... and with siriusxm i can get weather forecasts... all from here. in my merced
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
drop in the unemployment rate is giving president obama a boost today. the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it's below 8% during the observe presency. mitt romney in virginia's coal company argued that the numbers seem better than they are. >> when i'm president of the united states, that unemployment rate is going to come down. not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force but because we're creating more jobs. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> the next jobs report comes out four days before the election. >> a bay area flight was -- there were loose passenger seats. a flight was among the flights grounded for the day so repairs could be made. american airlines announced the fix for the problem. it says wear and tear, poor design and possibly even spilt coca-cola for causing opinions to come out of the assembly which attaches the seat to the floor. was it 757s when the airline reconfigured them. the airline seats
ABC
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
development that may have a impact on the race for president, the jobs report. both the obama and romney about as are talking labor released by the department. rate slidmployment from 8.1% to 7.8%. the number of people who said were joined -- were employed jumped by 873,000. this is the first time below 8% since january 2009, when obama took office. >> the campaigns have taken on the news, but as a bigt is seen positive for the obama campaign. at a rally, the president called is gettinghe economy better. said the country has made too much progress to turn back. >> in the meantime, mitt romney that 12on the fact people are still out of work. mitt romney also stressed an 7.8% is not rate of what a real recovery looks like. after campaigning in virginia earlier today, he hosted a rally in florida tonight. >> a new controversy concerns starbucks and it's a bestseller. >> the orioles are fighting to keep playing. the nationals, we know who they are playing. every gameonitoring impact the washington nationals playoff series. we know who -- we now know who the nationals will face. >> the
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> things do move o. but 7.8% is exact rate barack obama inherited. right? he says, i inherited the worst situation since the great depression. every month since he has been in office, unemployment has been higher than the worst situation since the great depression. in other words, we are right back where he started from. and every month has been worse. how do you say you had a successful economy when the whole time of your administration has been worse than george bush's? i mean, 7.8, is that the best month? that's the best month he had. what have we done? tripled the money supply. you have -- he has the stimulus package. you have all of these things and four straight trillion-dollar deficits. we are right back at the starting line on the economy. this is a failed president. there is no doubt about it. >> greta: the polls are out. some polls, right now, we are starting to see in postdebate polls that the impact of governor romney's win. it looks like governor romney is closing the gap in several swing states. according to a new rasmussen poll. in ohio, president obama is leading ro
Current
Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. >> obama: this morning we found out that the unemployment rate had fallen to its lowest level since i office. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> eliot: not if you're mitt romney. the g.o.p. contender talked down the jobs numbers and the economy at an abingdon, virginia, rally. >> romney: there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> eliot: mitt just can't stand good news on the economy, and neither can his friends on the right, including knocks fuss anchor stuart varney who suspect politics were behind the jobs numbers. >> oh how convenient that the rate dropped below 8% for the in 43 months five weeks before the election. >> eliot: unbelievable jobs numbers, these guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. tw
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
unemployment rate dipped below 8% for the first time since president obama took office. the unemployment rate is pushed to 7.8%. the president touted the numbers as a step in the right direction. he was in virginia this afternoon speaking before a crowd at george mason university. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy. just to try to score a few political points. >> mitt romney argued that the numbers disguised the fact that people have actually stopped looking for work. this morning, he campaigned in southwest virginia before going to florida where he criticized the president for failing to get specific on job growth. >> he's got a chance to explain his jobs program. did you hear what he had to say? i didn't either. [ laughter ] i heard more of the same. >> mitt romney will spend more of the next three days in florida. >> well, now we know the washington nationals finally got some answers tonight. they finally know where they're going and whole they'll face in the playoffs. carol? >> reporter: hey,
FOX Business
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
most easy to spend with the biggest impact, and you're guaranteed, if you're obama or romney in getting the lowest unit rate, the lowest cost for the a tv spot buying from a tv station. outside groups like american crossroads have to pay a premium. president obama spends a dollar, we have to spend more than a dollar to get the same weight of television. a lot more of romney's money is found in the wallet of the republican national committee, and smaller money is found in the democratic national committee. what's that mean? if you use money from the democratic or republican national committees, you have to use what are are called combo ads in which you not only mention obama, but also democrats, or not just romney, but other republicans. it weakens the ad, the way of the power of the ad a little bit. we have an important -- lou: you feel good? go ahead. >> i do think that obama has an advantage in that more of his money is in -- is in a wallet from which he can spend easily, get the lowest rate, and control the message better than can romney. lou: not concerned about the fundrais
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm PDT
drop in the jobless rate. what does it mean for president obama and the economy? that's the power of human resources. the society... for human resource management and its members know... how to harness that power, because we help develop it. from the next economy, to the next generation, we help get... the most out of business, by getting the best out of people. shrm. leading people, leading organizations. >>> it's not an october surprise, but certainly some welcome news for the obama white house, waging what has been an uphill battle against unemployment. this week the labor department reported the jobless rate fell sharply in september to 7.8%. that's the same level it was when president obama took office back in january 2009. actual growth last month was modest. only 1114,000 jobs created. but the labor department ao revised the july and august number to include an 86,000 new jobs. let's talk about it with austin goolsby. austin, thanks very much for coming in. what is this jobs report mean to you? >> well, i think it's a good sign. you know, when i was in the white house, i used
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president has failed to bring the nation's unemployment rate below 8% but romney found a new way to crunch numbers here in virginia. >> campaigning in virginia coal country, mitt romney tried to dig through the latest jobs number to make the case president obama has not pit pay dirt just yet. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. and the unemployment rate has come down very slowly, but it's come down nonetheless. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> still, one of romney's key metrics on the president's handling of the economy went up in smoke, when the nation's unemployment rate dipped below 8%. >> 8% unemployment for over how many, 43 months? >> we still have unemployment above 8%. >> he told us he would get us back to work and hold unemployment above 8%. >> unemployment month after month after monday. >> reporter: it's a political bar mitt romney has accused the president of failing to clear for months. >> we've had 43 straight months with unemployment above 8%. if i'm
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 2:30pm EDT
election headquarters, governor mitt romney saying america is in a jobs crisis. this, as the obama campaign touts a new report showing the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8%. governor romney citing millions of americans forced into part-time jobs and many who have simply stopped looking for week. in his weekly internet address, president obama says the new report shows the country is headed in the right direction. and new video out of israel showing an israeli fighter jet shooting down an unmanned drone inside their air space. right now, investigators are searching the drone's wreckage in the southern part of the country and israeli media sources saying it was not carrying weapons, but appears to be gathering information. and we'll be back at 6 eastern alongside rick fulbaum. >> paul: welcome back to the journal, editorial report. coming up in this half hour, the supreme court is back in session and promising to be another tumultuous turn as it references racial preferences and college admissions. could it be a potential pickup of republicans in the bluest of blue states. first an
FOX Business
Oct 6, 2012 12:00am EDT
, same percentage of adults working or looking for work when mr. obama became president, the unemployment rate would be 10%. if we had same percentage of people looking for work today looking when unemployment rate peaked at 10% the unemployment rate today would still be 9.7 using that household data. which means most effective employment program the obama administration has been able to come up with is persuade people to leave the labor force. mr. obama managed to drive down number of adults that want a job. that is a great way to drive unemployment down. i would think the other guest would consider that. melissa: gary, last word before we go. >> look the employment rate has risen in last few months. there is no doubt about that. i don't understand this labor force participants rate idea. yes the participation rate is lower when the economy was expanding strongly. yes, that's true but the fact of the matter is, employment has been rising over the last three years, period. it is just not rising fast enough to put a big a dent in unemployment rate as we would all like to see, period. melis
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
deficit by $4 trillion, that he would return america to tax rates under clinton that the obama medicare says romney's medicare plan would cost $6 million. you can see the whole list here >> sean: you say none of this is true? >> what is amazing, first of all, know only did he do a lousy job in the debate, they threw upon the miserable experience for them, a whole mountain of lies on the american people. they woke up the next day and said, wow, not only did we did a bad job, we lied the whole way through, so we are going on call mitt romney a liar. here's the plan. let's call them a bunch of liars to try to inoculate that problem. this is their tactic-- >>> have you to understand -- >> we know that's the case. >> sean: that's all they had left after this horrific showing by the president. you know, remember, mitt romney's the guy who killed this worker's wife. mitt romney's the guy who never paid taxes. mitt romney wants dirty air and water. paul ryan upons to throw granny over the cliff. they don't care about kids with down's syndrome. the lies have been going on for a long tim
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
like much. but, when it comes to the nation's unemployment rate, a 3- tenths of a percent drop is actually staggering. the unemployment rate now stands at 7.8 percent. that's the lowest level since january 2009, when president obama took office. even more remarkable is the reason for the drop. >> the unemployment rate decline was not because people dropped out of the labor force. to the contrary. the labor force actually but the household survey estimate of employment increased even more. >> reporter: the household survey shows total employment rose by 873,000. that's the biggest gain since ronald reagan was president. but there's a catch. two-thirds of those jobs are part-time positions, taken because no full-time work was available. and there's another troubling sign: >> what we have is hiring that is concentrated, most recently, in the government sector. hiring that is concentrated, most recently in education and healthcare. a little bit of positive news coming from construction. but in a lot of the business services and goods-producing industries and manufacturing, things look
Current
Oct 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. did it move some of the numbers? some of the numbers. in favorability ratings president obama is where he was 56% and above mitt romney. but mitt romney has risen above 50% for the first time. he's at 51%. it obviously helped romney a little bit although it didn't hurt the president as much. when you look at the national polls president obama was up by seven points. he's now up by five points. he has lost two points in that poll. it's not a huge difference but a little bit of a movement. rasmussen is a conservative polling organization much more favorable to romney they have them at 49-47 with still obama in the lead. if rasmussen has obama in the lead he must be way up. with romney more centrist and pretending to be moderate. sticking with that 47% line how i didn't care about those guys, maybe that wasn't such a good idea. go ahead a load of mitt romney on the 47% issue. where he started and where he wound out today. >> all right, there are 47% who are with, who believe that they are victims. >> it's a message with i meant to carry and will continue to carry. the president's ap
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
the unemployment rate is below 8% for the first time since barack obama came into the white house back in january of 2009. you have heard mitt romney on the campaign trail over and over again, over the last year and a half running for the white house, criticize this president on jobs for the unemployment rate being over 8%. now it is under 8%. now it's time for mr. romney to have to pivot from his favorite line. take a listen to both candidates on the campaign trail yesterday reacting to the jobs numbers. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy just to try to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country's come too far to turn back now. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better, but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force today as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> you hear mitt romney pivoting talking about the real unemploymen
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am PDT
rate is -- was when president obama took office in january of 2009. and don't you know, melissa, yesterday at two campaign rallies in the battleground states of virginia and ohio, one each, the president pointed that out. here at the white house, at the campaign, campaign headquarters in chicago, they are certainly hopeful that this will change the narrative, stem some of the momentum that mitt romney has undoubtedly received. the bounce he got from what is generally regarded as his debate victory on wednesday night. a lot of the president's supporters, very disappointed in his performance. mitt romney has a couple of events down in florida this weekend. but we understand he's also going to be practicing for that next debate in two weeks. rob portman, the republican senator from ohio, who has portrayed president obama in some of these rehearsals is down in florida with him. mitt romney, obviously, trying to keep that momentum going. >> what are you hearing within the white house about the spin on those -- on the 7.8% report that came out yesterday? and all these conspiracy theor
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
showing the unemployment rate was better than expected. the presidential candidates had their first debate, and they are prepping for their own show down this weekend for the vice presidents. >> in his weekly address, president obama is talking about the sudden drop in unemployment that is good news for the economy and a great news for his reelection campaign. >> more americans are entering the workforce. more americans are getting jobs. if that unemployment dropped from 8.1% to 7.9%, but mitt romney -- >> we are having problems with that story. the latest political news on our website, wbaltv.com, with the up-to-date information for state, local, and national elections. >>> they had fought for years to fight extradition. now four suspects are in u.s. courts. how they answered the charges against them. he was convicted of stealing the pope's private papers and linking them to a journalist. why he may not spend any time in prison, next. prison, next. >>> an extremist clear-cut and four other suspect appeared in court today hours after they were brought for into the u.s. to face trial. the p
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
covers. and to take seriously barack obama's culminating or any rate critical part in it. now to begin with, obama calls "hunger games" progressive. he said this in the 2008 campaign as did hillary clinton interestingly they would prefer to be called progressive than liberal. now who are the progressives? well, following woodrow wilson, the progressives movement progressive school, literal life believed in the inevitable of human progress. and by literally, i mean, literally. as opposed to what 90 percent of speakers mean figuratively. [laughter] they literally believed in this the inevitable of human progress and that moral and political advance was e conveniently inseparateble from the material and technology logical advance. human progress was inevitable because of a new docket rain or discovery concerning history let me offer two quotations that characterize this kind of progressivism that infill infiltratedded american politickings. when he was the president of princeton university, woodrow wilson said something he repeated to the people when he was running for election in 1912 an
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 2:00am EDT
was president barack obama today. >> this morning we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. (cheers) >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. >> and here is governor romney's reaction to the same number. >> the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. and if you just drop out of the work force, if you just give up and say i can't go back to work, i'm going to stay home and drop out altogether, why, you're no longer part of the employment statistics, so looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, as on the day the president got elected, our unemployment rate would be around 11%. >> the president clearly sees today's numbers good news for his campaign, but eric you've been digging into the numbers. can you help us dig a little deeper. what do the numbers say? >> there's something in here that i really, honestly in 25 years of doing
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
0.3% from august. the current rate is the lowest level since president obama took office. >>> but timing, we all know, is everything. the report comes a month before the election and some obama administration critics are suggesting the books were cooked. jack welch the former ceo of general electric tweeted this. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, change numbers. he later came on "anderson 360" and said if he had that tweet to do over, again, he would have added one thing. >> so many politicians are saying these days, michele bachmann will say something that is factually not correct. not provable and say, look, i'm just asking the question. is it responsible to say i'm just asking the question, but these guys aren't doing anything, i'm just asking a question. >> i should have put a question mark at the end of that. >> so, you are kind of backing away from the chicago guys part? >> i'm not back away from anything. >> do you wish you could amend your tweet? >> the same implications. >> to say something like this is like donald trump saying
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
you. >>> a drop in the unemployment rate is giving president obama some ammunition to recover from what some are calling a weak debate performance. for the first time in his presidency, the jobless rate is below 8%. danielle lee has more on how both campaigns are using those numbers to their advantage in this morning's commitment 2012. >> at a rally in virginia, a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job report. >> more americans entered the work force. more are getting jobbed. >> the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, marking the first time it had been below 8% in his presidency. >> today's news is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> political points is what mitt romney was going for while talking to voters in virginia. >> the president calls his policies going forward. i call them forewarned. >> the unemployment rate fell because people gave up. >> when i'm president of the united states -- that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force. we're creatin
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the president is talking about the fact we're going in the right direction. >> critics of the obama administration three years induce new metrics, labor force participation rate. there are other metrics that are much more discouraging. as long as the unemployment number becomes the single metric the administration benefits. >> as opposed to housing starts which is very low. >> jon: we'll have to leave it there. has the media finally caught up with the libya terror attacks? >> let's establish all the facts before we jump to any conclusions. >> administration is still tap dancing around the details about the deadly attacks in libya. why aren't the media pushing for answers? that scenes next on news watch. [ female announcer ] you can make macaroni & cheese without freshly-made pasta. you could also cut corners by making it without 100% real cheddar cheese. but then...it wouldn't be stouffer's mac & cheese. just one of over 70 satisfying recipes for one from stouffer's. >> live from america's fox's headquarters i'm arthel nevil. romney's campaign reporting $14 million following the fac
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
move that is beneath the dignity of the oval office, it appears that the obama administration changed the monthly jobs report for political gain. after he was crushed at the denver debate, the labor department announced that the unemployment rate dropped magically to 7.8% in september. and the job registered more than 800,000. that's one of the biggest one-month jumps in 29 years. let me say this one more time. the biggest jump since 1983, convenient, considering that barack obama finds himself in the midst of perhaps the worst political week of his life. while the president claims that the unexpected news is a sign that america is, quote, moving forward, there are a growing number of skeptics that are crying foul. chief is the former g.e. ceo jack welch. unbelievable job numbers. they can't debate so they change the numbers. he appeared earlier today on "your world." >> these numbers don't smell right when you think about where the economy is right now. every economist predicted roughly 90,000 to 120,000. this economy doesn't feel like the employment improved this level. it i
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the unemployment rate dropped below 8% for the first time since january 2009. president obama cheered the figures; mitt romney criticized the administration for not creating enough jobs. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, what do the numbers tell us about the true state of the labor market? we get an assessment. >> woodruff: then, gwen ifill reports on missouri's senate contest where the democratic incumbent has unexpectedly grabbed the lead. >> this the united states senate. mark shields an david brooks >> brown: mark shields and david brooks analyze the weeks news. >> woodruff: and ray suarez previews another political match to watch, thousands of miles south in venezuela, where long- time leader hugo chavez faces a young challenger. >> the election marks a watershed moment for the world's second largest oil producing nation. and a critical supplier of crude oil to the u.s. its number one customer. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major fun
CNN
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
reactions. the unemployment rate fell below 8% for the first time since january of 2009. according to new numbers out yesterday, september's unemployment rate dipped to 7.8%, about 114,000 new jobs were added. president obama says the nation is moving forward, but there are still too many people out of work. mitt romney says the unemployment rate dropped mainly because more jobless people got discouraged and stopped looking for work. outside the political spin, people's reactions showed restrained enthusiasm. >> i think any improvement in the job numbers is obviously good. and i'm glad that it's happening and i'm glad it's happening possibly just before the election. >> if the numbers are accurate, that's always a positive thing. i don't know how you could spin it negatively but i'm sure someone will. >> it's encouraging but i don't know that it's where it's going to stay. i feel like it might go back up. i'm hopeful that it could stay down and i'm hopeful the jobs are coming back, but it just seems like it's too soon to tell that it's going to keep declining. >> you can see the jo
PBS
Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
barack obama. u.s. labor department officials say the u.s. jobless rate dropped to 7.8% in september. the figure is the lowest since obama took office in january 2009. employers added 114,000 nonfarm jobs, matching the expectations of analysts. the nonfarm sector is considered particularly sensitive to economic trends. 44,000 jobs were added in the health care sector. manufacturing employment edged down, shedding 16,000 jobs. >>> policymakers at japan's central bank unanimously decided to maintain current monetary policy. this comes after the rare attendance by the economic and fiscal policy minister. seiji maehara has been advocating aggressive monetary easing to get the economy out of deflation. after the two-day meeting through friday, the policymakers shared the view that personal spending remains steady as the jobs situation is improving. but they agreed that output and exports by manufacturers, one of the main drivers of the japanese economy, are relatively weak due to a slowdown in the chinese and other economies. they also concur that companies are cautious about th
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